Tagged with church of the servant

Marks of Discipleship and Effectiveness

I’ve been really fascinated with a conversation happening between Kevin Watson and John Meunier regarding measuring effectiveness in ministry.  Here are the basic premises for the discussion: Numerical growth is one way to measure effectiveness and faithfulness. Faithfulness and effectiveness do not always result in numerical growth. Drawing a crowd is not the same thing as … Continue reading

Rambling Update

When I finished my D.Min. degree earlier this year, I just knew that I’d have more time than ever.  Of course, that spare time was immediately filled with other responsibilities and opportunities.  I thought I’d write a quick post to update everyone on the latest events in my life. This fall I had my first … Continue reading

In Defense of the Megachurch

Lately, I’ve heard and read several conversations wondering about the megachurch.  Some question its authenticity,  others question its methodology, while some just question whether big is good.   As these questions bounce around in my head, I’m serving on staff at the largest United Methodist congregation in Oklahoma City.  Needless to say, I’ve got a … Continue reading

Guatemala Mission

Tomorrow after lunch, I’m flying to Guatemala with a medical team from Church of the Servant.  No iPhone, no computer, no Twitter, or blogging until August 9th.  We do, however, have a journalist on our team who will be blogging his experience should he have a good enough internet connection in Chichicastenango where we will … Continue reading

Servant Walk Update

As some of you know, I’ve been working on a video curriculum since I’ve been the Minister of Discipleship at Church of the Servant.  Each week, since I can’t teach more than one class at a time, I film a short video teaching on the scripture that Robert uses in the main service.  On Wednesdays … Continue reading

Facebook Virtual Classroom

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I’m working on a Doctor of Ministry through Drew University.  I’m finished with all of the coursework, and I’m working to finish up the development on my project.  My dissertation title is “Bridging the Gap: Developing an Alternative Entry Point for Christian Formation at … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!!

Yesterday, I helped in three different Christmas Eve worship services: 3:30, 6:00, and 8:00.  It was wonderful to see so many people coming to worship on Christmas Eve!  It doesn’t matter how many Christmas Eve services I attend or lead, I always get excited and go with a sense of anticipation.  We shared Holy Communion … Continue reading

Bible Study Interests?

One of my ongoing responsibilities in my new position is teaching a fairly in-depth bible study each week.  On Tuesday morning at 6:30, I have been walking through Paul’s letter to the Romans with a group of about 60 men.  Later, at 9:30, I teach about 65 women the same material. We’re about to come … Continue reading